• Congress Voting Independence


    National Historical Park Pennsylvania

Operating Hours & Seasons

Get the Summer 2014 building hours and program guide for download, print or smartphone.

Park Facility

Summer 2014 (Until September 1, 2014)

Independence Visitor Center 8:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Liberty Bell Center

9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
(security gates close at 6:55 p.m.)

Independence Square

Access to the Square is through a security entrance, located at 5th and Chestnut Sts. The entrance closes 15 minutes prior to the buildings.

Independence Hall

Open 9:00 a.m to 7:00 p.m.
Tickets are required (except in January and February). Free tickets can be obtained at the Independence Visitor Center or via the internet for a small fee at: http://www.recreation.gov.
Enter through security at 5th and Chestnut Sts.
(security entrance opens at 8:30 a.m. and closes at 6:45 p.m.)
TICKET INFORMATION groups and individuals
Tickets for Independence Hall are not required after 5:00 p.m.

Congress Hall 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Old City Hall
9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
West Wing of Independence Hall;
The Great Essentials Exhibit

9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Independence Square Museum Store 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Carpenters' Court

Located between 4th and 3rd Sts. on Chestnut

New Hall Military Museum Noon to 5:00 p.m.
Carpenters' Hall (Tuesday-Sunday) 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Franklin Court

Located between 3rd & 4th Sts. on Chestnut Sts.

Benjamin Franklin Museum (fee charged) 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Printing Office 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Fragments of Franklin Court Archaeology Exhibit CLOSED
U.S. Post Office and Museum (Monday-Saturday) 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Benjamin Franklin
Museum Store
9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Other Park Sites

Free Quaker Meeting House 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Independence Archeology Laboratory Weekdays Only - By appointment - See link on left for more information
National Constitution Center Fee Charged: Click here for hours
Second Bank Portrait Gallery 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
The City Tavern Opens at 11:30 a.m.
The President's House Site 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Todd House & Bishop White House Ask at Independence Visitor Center ranger desk for tickets and times.
Declaration House By tour only, tours are at 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Tours are limited to 15 people.

Other NPS Sites

Deshler-Morris House
(Germantown White House)

Saturdays 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Edgar Allan Poe NHS (Friday-Sunday) 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., closed from noon to 1 p.m.
Kosciuszko National Memorial (Saturday-Sunday) 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Gloria Dei (Old Swedes) Church (Tuesday - Sunday) 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Closed on Mondays


Did You Know?

Photo of Liberty Bell center exhibits

The exhibits in the Liberty Bell Center showcase the Liberty Bell’s role as a symbol in the abolitionist movement, the fight for women’s suffrage and the Civil Rights struggles of the 1960’s.